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XBIZ Awards Show Fundraisers Brings More Than $80K for Opposition to Measure B, ASACP

XBIZ Awards Show Fundraisers Brings More Than $80K for Opposition to Measure B, ASACP
The XBIZ Awards held on January 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, CA, paid tribute to the adult industry’s best and brightest, with a gala red carpet event and elegant awards presentation. Midway through the evening’s festivities, a fundraiser was stag... More »

XBIZ 360° Drives Adult Industry Consolidation

XBIZ 360° Drives Adult Industry Consolidation
The adult entertainment industry’s top movers and shakers recently gathered together in Hollywood for the groundbreaking XBIZ 360° super-show, which cleverly combined six consecutive events that each targeted a specific adult entertainment industry segment.  Adult digital media, movie... More »

The U.K.: Cross-Atlantic Porn

The U.K.: Cross-Atlantic Porn
My entry into the U.K. adult market like so many in our industry wasn’t a planned event but more a seizing of an opportunity. During the 1990s I had been relatively successful in the telecom industry in London selling cheap international minutes to corporate types and then to the ethnic commu... More »

Mainstream Equation

Mainstream Equation
Multiple browser windows pepper the screen, which is also festooned with dialog boxes tracking the progress of downloads or prompting the user to click additional links, which the surfer does dutifully and frenetically, all the while hunched over his desk in the darkened confines of his home office.... More »

4 Dirty Little Secrets

4 Dirty Little Secrets
This article is addressed to the producer who has invested his or her time, blood, sweat, tears, money, and juices (creative or otherwise) in finding talent, paying performers, developing forms, getting access to a studio, directing performers, editing content, creating a site and paying for hosting... More »

Politics’ New Era

Politics’ New Era
The elections of 2012 are history. And the day after the results were in you could almost hear a collective sigh of relief from what has become an overly politicized and sharply divided America. This post-election period cannot be more strikingly unlike its counterpart in 2008. After the last presi... More »

Product Spotlight: Divine Health

Product Spotlight: Divine Health
Divine Corporation has announced that its Divine 9 lube containing Carragel has been selected by McGill University’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology for use in their large-scale, double-blind human trial on the ability of a carrageenan-based gel to prevent the transmission of human papillomavi... More »

‘Trust’ — Key to Grabbing a Slice of the Traffic Pie

‘Trust’ — Key to Grabbing a Slice of the Traffic Pie
As adult website operators come to grips with the myriad realities of today’s traffic scene, there are a number of disturbing facts emerging and trends surfacing; including a realization that search engines (especially market leader Google) are no longer the reliable and steady source of traff... More »

Streaming Video Still King, Report Says

Streaming Video Still King, Report Says
Whether it involves connecting an HDMI cable from your desktop, laptop, gaming system or mobile device into your television set; using an external set-top media device; or taking advantage of the latest generation of Internet-enabled televisions, a growing number of consumers prefer to view online v... More »

Arrow Productions, Deep Throat Digital Auction ‘Golden Age’ Adult Movie Posters

Arrow Productions, Deep Throat Digital Auction ‘Golden Age’ Adult Movie Posters
Arrow Productions and Deep Throat Digital celebrate the history of sex with an online auction for limited edition original adult film posters from the 1970s era. After uncovering a small cache of sexual history artifacts, Arrow Productions called upon its sales and licensing arm Deep ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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